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by Hans Christian Andersen
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LibriVox recording of Andersen's Fairy Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen. A collection of eighteen fairy tales – some popular, some lesser known – by famous Danish author H.C. Andersen. (Summary by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B audiobook of...
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by Hans Christian Andersen
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LibriVox recording of Andersen's Fairy Tales (Version 2), by AUTHOR. A small collection of some of H.C. Andersen's fairy tales -- including The Emperor's New Clothes, The Red Shoes, The Naughty Boy and fifteen others. (Summary by Halle Kill) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fiction, fairy tales, myths
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by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
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LibriVox recording of Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2), by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. Read by Bob Neufeld. Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen). ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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by Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the "literary nonsense" genre, and...
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by H.G. Wells
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LibriVox's public domain recording of H.G. Well's The Invisible Man . The Invisible Man (1897) is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. Written by H.G. Wells (1866-1946), it tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility and uses it on himself. The story begins as the Invisible Man, with a bandaged face and a heavy coat and gloves, takes a train to lodge in a country inn whilst he tries to discover the antidote and make himself visible again. The...
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by H.G. Wells
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Librivox recording of War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. Read by Rebecca. War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The most important of these was the unification and militarization of Germany. The story, written in a semi-documentary style, is told in the first person by an unnamed observer. It tells of the events which happen mostly in London and the county of...
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by Theron Q. Dumont
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LibriVox recording of The Power of Concentration, by Theron Q. Dumont. Read by Andrea Fiore. A series of twenty lessons designed to help develop and improve the power of concentration. (Summary by Andrea Fiore) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (116MB)
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by H. G. Wells
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Librivox recording of The War of the Worlds , by H. G. Wells. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-war-of-the-worlds-by-h-g-wells-group/ H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an English gentleman narrates the events of a violent and fast paced Martian invasion. The frightening images of people...
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by Dale Carnegie, Joseph Berg Esenwein
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LibriVox recording of The Art of Public Speaking, by Dale Carnagay (aka Carnegie) and Joseph Berg Esenwein. The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie and Joseph B. Esenwein is a manual for people who have to speak in public, and it is still in use today. Whether the occasion in question is sharing travel experiences with friends, a toast for newly-weds, or a public debate, the tips and tricks collected in this book will come handy anywhere. The book describes how to make effective use of...
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by Lewis Carroll
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"Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do ..." .. and from that moment onward we drift with Alice into another world. When she sees a White Rabbit as it runs through the tall grass (looking worriedly at the watch it takes from its waist-coat pocket), she runs after it and drops into a strange dream. The world is full of chatty animals, from a rather stand-offish hookah-smoking caterpillar to the friendly Cheshire Cat which...
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by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol (full title: A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas ) is a Victorian morality tale of an old and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of one evening. (Summary from Wikipedia) Read by Glen Hallstrom. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more...
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by James Allen
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Librivox recording of As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. Read by Mark Cawley Allen's books illustrate the use of the power of thought to increase personal capabilities. Although he never achieved great fame or wealth, his works continue to influence people around the world, including the New Thought movement. Allen's most famous book, As a Man Thinketh, was published in 1902. It is now considered a classic self-help book. Its underlying premise is that noble thoughts make a noble person, while...
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by Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Read by David Clarke. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). It deals with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. The...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells. Read by Mark Nelson. H.G. Wells' classic science fiction-fantasy story, in which a scientist known only as “The Time Traveller” tells the tale of his journey to the year 802,701 A.D. and beyond, where he witnesses the end of human civilization as we know it, as well as the beginning of the end of the world. This original time-travel story has been copied many times, but never improved upon. (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further...
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by H. Beam Piper
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Five short stories by classic science fiction writer H. Beam Piper. Recorded by Mark Nelson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (20MB)
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by Anna Sewell
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LibriVox recording of Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Recording by Cori Samuel. Black Beauty is a fictional autobiographical memoir told by a horse, who recounts many tales, both of cruelty and kindness. The title page of the first edition states that it was "Translated from the Original Equine by Anna Sewell." It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she was confined to her house as an invalid. After its publication in 1877, Sewell lived just long enough to see her...
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian’s beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil’s, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry’s world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are...
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by J. Walker McSpadden
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LibriVox recording of Robin Hood, by J. Walker McSpadden. Read by Barry Eads. Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor", assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his "Merry Men". Traditionally Robin Hood and his men are depicted wearing Lincoln green clothes. The origin of the legend is claimed by some to have stemmed from actual outlaws, or from ballads or...
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by Andrew Lang
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LibriVox recording of The Blue Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang. Andrew Lang’s Blue Fairy Book (1889) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was followed by many other collections of fairy tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books. -Wikipedia For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Mark Twain
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Librivox recording of The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman The Prince and the Pauper (1882) represents Mark Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. The book, set in 1547, tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court, London, and Prince Edward son of Henry VIII of England. Due to a series of circumstances, the boys accidentally replace each other, and much of the humor in the...
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891 Version), by Oscar Wilde. Read by Bob Neufeld. The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. Wilde later revised this edition, making several alterations, and adding new chapters; the amended version was published by Ward, Lock, and Company in April 1891. The novel tells of a young man named...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Whether Mother Goose was a real person or a myth, the songs that are attributed to her name are what we remember from our childhood. Some of these nursery rhymes are complete tales in themselves. There are others which are mere suggestions, leaving the imagination to weave in the details of the story. Many of the rhymes’ origins even at the time of this book’s writing could be traced back decades or centuries. L. Frank Baum in 1897, while living in Chicago, collected the rhymes and created...
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by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Read by Cori Samuel. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the novel when she was 18 years old. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818, and this audiobook is read from that text. Shelley's name appeared on the revised third edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel refers to the scientist, Victor...
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by Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Eric Leach Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale is filled with allusions to Dodgson's friends. The tale plays with logic...
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by Jack London
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LibriVox recording of The Sea Wolf, by Jack London. Read by Tom Crawford. The Sea-Wolf is a novel written in 1904 by American author Jack London. An immediate bestseller, the first printing of forty thousand copies was sold out before publication. Of it, Ambrose Bierce wrote "The great thing—and it is among the greatest of things—is that tremendous creation, Wolf Larsen... the hewing out and setting up of such a figure is enough for a man to do in one lifetime." (Summary by...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Librivox recording of The Lost World The Lost World is a 1912 novel by Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau (native name is Tepuyes) in South America (Venezuela) where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. Interestingly, for a seminal work of dinosaur-related fiction, the reptiles only occupy a small portion of the narrative. Much more time is devoted to a war between...
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by Henry Kuttner
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LibriVox recording of The Creature From Beyond Infinity , by Henry Kuttner. Read by Mark Nelson. A lone space traveler arrives on Earth seeking a new planet to colonize, his own world dead. At the same time a mysterious plague has infected Earth that will wipe out all life. Can a lone scientist stop the plague and save the world? Or will the alien find himself on another doomed planet? (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by James Baldwin
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Librivox recording of Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin. Read by Laura Caldwell. Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin is a collection of short stories that give a snapshot into the life of a legendary hero or an event in history. Hear how Alexander the Great tamed Bucephalus, the kindness of Doctor Goldsmith, William Tell, George Washington and his hatchet, King Alfred as well as many other interesting tales. (Summary by Laura Caldwell) For more free audiobooks, or to become...
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by Victor Rousseau.Captain S.P. Meek, Ray Cummins, M'L. Staley, Murray Leinster, Anthonu Pelcher
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 01, January 1930 In January of 1930 a new magazine with a flashy color cover appeared on newsstands, Astounding Stories of Super-Science. Filled with stories of adventure, sometimes with only a tinge of science, this magazine was to host and nurture many science fiction giants like Murray Leinster and Ray Cummings and would help inspire many of the writers of the "Golden Age of Science Fiction". This inaugural issue includes stories by Murray...
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by Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of the Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Mark F. Smith. Imagine a strange, tropical place that is almost inaccessible. Time appears to have stood still there. Species of animal and plant life not seen elsewhere on Earth, except in the fossil record, inhabit the place. The lakes heave with the shapes of huge grey bulks moving under the surface. The woods are places where chittering cries move about above your head, as powerful apes move swiftly in the canopy of...
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by Harry Harrison
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LibriVox recording of Deathworld, by Harry Harrison. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). Harry Harrison (1925 - ) is best known for his Stainless Steel Rat stories and the novel Make Room! Make Room! which was adapted for film as Soylent Green. Deathworld is the first in a series of novels begun in 1960 and originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction Magazine. It’s the story of Jason dinAlt a professional gambler with psionic skills who finds himself on Pyrrus the deadliest planet to...
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by Jules Verne
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Librivox recording of Around the World in Eighty Days , by Jules Verne. Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours ) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly-employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. (Summary from Wikipedia) Read by TBOL3. For further information,...
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by George MacDonald
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LibriVox recording of The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. Recording by Andy Minter. George MacDonald's fairy stories and fantasy have inspired a number of writers including C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and of this popular fairy story, which as you might suspect concerns a little princess plotted against by a race of goblins, G.K. Chesterton said that it "made a difference to my whole existence." (Summary by Andy Minter) For further information, including links to online...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Bob Neufeld. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. (Summary by Wikipedia) For...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories by Various Since this series of books is intended for all young people from one to one hundred, it opens with about eighty of the old MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES. Nothing better was ever invented to tell to little folks who are young enough for lullabies. Their rhythm, their humor, and their pith will always cause us to prize them as the Babies’ Classics. Editors: Hamilton Wright Mabie, Edward Everett Hale, William Byron Forbush.(Gutenberg...
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by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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LibriVox recording of Last Days of Pompeii, by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Last Days of Pompeii is a novel written by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1834. Once a very widely read book and now relatively neglected, it culminates in the cataclysmic destruction of the city of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The novel uses its characters to contrast the decadent culture of first-century Rome with both older cultures and coming trends. The protagonist, Glaucus, represents the Greeks who have...
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Librivox recording of The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders , by Daniel Defoe. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders is a 1722 novel by Daniel Defoe. Defoe wrote this after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1722, Defoe had become recognized as a novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. His political work was tapering off at this point, due to the fall of both Whig and Tory party leaders with whom he had been associated; Robert...
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by Alexandre Dumas (pere)
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LibriVox recording of The Man in the Iron Mask, by Alexandre Dumas (pere). Read by Mark Smith. In this, the last of the Three Musketeers novels, Dumas builds on the true story of a mysterious prisoner held incognito in the French penal system, forced to wear a mask when seen by any but his jailer or his valet. If you have skipped the novels between The Three Musketeers and this, a few notes will bring you into the story: On one side – Aramis, now a bishop and secretly the Captain-General of...
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by Baum, L. Frank
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A fairy has become bored with her life, and convinces some young girls to transform her into a human boy so she can go on adventures. The adventures come fast and furious, as the newly-named Prince Marvel explores the surrounding kingdoms. A masochistic squire accompanies Marvel, helping him with assorted kings, knights, dragons, and other medieval menaces along the way. (Summary by Ted Delorme) Read by Ted Delorme For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Jules Verne
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LibriVox recording of Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne. Read by Ralph Snelson. Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club.(Summary from Wikipedia) For further...
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by Harry Bates, Editor
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Librivox recording of Astounding Stories of Super-Science, September 1930 Harry Bates, Editor. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. This is a collection of short science fiction stories by various writers, circa 1930. Writers include Paul Ernst, Miles Breuer, Ray Cummings, Sewell Wright, and others. (Summary by BellonaTimes) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Standard or slim CD Case Insert available for this recording. Download M4B (233MB)
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Part 01 and 02)Read by Martin Geeson The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society. The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive...
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by Henry Fielding
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Librivox recording of The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Tom Jones is considered one of the first prose works describable as a novel. The novel is divided into 18 smaller books. Tom Jones is a foundling discovered on the property of a very kind, wealthy landowner, Squire Allworthy. Tom grows into a vigorous and lusty, yet honest and kind-hearted, youth. He develops affection for his neighbor's daughter, Sophia Western. On one hand, their love...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, historical fiction, romantic comedy, novel
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by Alexandre Dumas
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Ceci est un entregistrement LibriVox des Trois Mousquetaires, par Alexandre Dumas. Lu par Jc Guan. Le roman raconte les aventures d'un gascon désargenté de 18 ans, d'Artagnan, monté à Paris faire carrière. Il se lie d'amitié avec Athos, Porthos et Aramis, mousquetaires du roi Louis XIII. Ces quatre hommes vont s'opposer au premier ministre, le Cardinal de Richelieu et à ses agents, dont la belle et mystérieuse Milady de Winter, pour sauver l'honneur de la reine de France Anne...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, livre audio, trois mousquetaires, three mousketeers, romance, aventure,...
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by Washington Irving
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LibriVox recording of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. Read by Bob Neufeld "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., written while he was living in Birmingham, England, and first published in 1820. It was based on a German folktale set in the Dutch culture of Post-Revolutionary War in New York State. With Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", it is among the...
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LibriVox recording of Short Mystery Story Collection 005 , by Various. Librivox’s Short Mystery Story Collection 005: a collection of 10 short works of mysterious fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Read by LibriVox volunteers. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer...
Topics: librivox, mystery, detective, crime, short story, fiction
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 032 Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are...
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Topics: short stories, science fiction, beck, westlake, constant, edmondson, arthur, simak, miller, kallis,...
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LibriVox Librivox’s Short Story Collection 019: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (82MB)
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories February 1931. Read by LibriVox Volunteers This issue includes "Werewolves of War" by D. W. Hall, "The Tentacles from Below" by Anthony Gilmore, "The Black Lamp" by Captain S. P. Meek, "Phalanxes of Atlans" by F. V. W. Mason, and  continues with "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin,  - Summary by Bill Boerst For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
Topics: LibriVox, Audiobook, Science Fiction, Magazine, Sci Fi
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of The Grand Babylon Hotel, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Anna Simon. Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurious hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds out there are strange things going on - a German prince is supposed to arrive but never turns up, someone is found murdered in the hotel, but then the body disappears. With the help of his independent daughter Nella and another German prince, Racksole sets out to solve the...
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by George Manville Fenn
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LibriVox recording of The Dark House by George Manville Fenn. Read by Lucy Burgoyne. An extremely wealthy but reclusive man has died, leaving an eccentric will which hints at great riches hidden somewhere in the house. Most of the people at the reading of the will did not know the deceased in person, but had received kindnesses from him, for instance by the payment of school and university fees. The principal beneficiary, a great-nephew, also did not know him. The only two people who really...
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Librivox recording of South! The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917 , by Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton's most famous expedition was planned to be an attempt to cross Antarctica from the Weddell Sea south of the Atlantic, to the Ross Sea south of the Pacific, by way of the Pole. It set out from London on 1 August 1914, and reached the Weddell Sea on January 10, 1915, where the pack ice closed in on the Endurance . The ship was broken by the ice on 27 October 1915. The 28 crew...
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by L. Frank Baum
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The Scarecrow of Oz is the ninth book set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. Published on July 16, 1915, it was Baum's personal favorite of the Oz books and tells of Cap'n Bill and Trot journeying to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrowing the cruel King Krewl of Jinxland. Summary courtesy Wikipedia Narrated by Cori Samuel , Ed Good , Gesine , Kara Shallenberg , Kira Belkin , Kelly Harmon , K.O. Munley , Lucy Burgoyne , Timothy H. VanderWall , Patrick Beverley , Riccardo ,...
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by Jack London
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LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Plague, by Jack London. Read by James Christopher. Known mainly for his tales of adventure, this work of science fiction by Jack London is set in a post-apocalyptic future. It's 2072, sixty years after the scarlet plague has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his...
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Librivox recording of Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October 1930 Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Issue no. 10 of the magazine brings you Stolen Brains by Captain S.P. Meek The Invisible Death by Victor Rousseau Prisoners on the Electron by Robert H. Leitfred Producing Heat by Artic Cold Part 2 of Jetta of the Lowlands by Ray Cummings An Extra Man by Jackson Gee along with  the Readers' Corner and interesting scientific facts (Summary by Annise) For further information, including links to...
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by William Henry Hudson
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LibriVox recording of A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson. A Crystal Age is a utopian novel written by W. H. Hudson, first published in 1887. The book has been called a "significant S-F milestone" and has been noted for its anticipation of the "modern ecological mysticism" that would evolve a century later. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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Librivox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 011 by Various Authors. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input. For...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The White Company, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Clive Catterall. Set during the Hundred Years' War with France, The White Company tells the story of a young Saxon man who is learning what it is to be a knight. Raised by Cistercian Monks and rejected by a violent elder brother, Alleyn Edricson takes service with one of the foremost knights in the country. When Alleyn falls in love with the knight's daughter, he must prove himself to be a courageous and honourable...
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by J.G. M'Pherson
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LibriVox recording of Meteorology; or Weather Explained. Weather Explained: Fog, clouds, rain, haze, thunder, cyclones, dew point and how to count dust motes are just a few of the 35 topics covered in short, easy to read and understand chapters in this book published in 1905. (Summary by phil chenevert) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For...
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LibriVox recording of 'Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism', by A. Alpheus. Written in 1903, just sixty years after the word 'hypnotism' was coined, this book explores the contemporary understanding of the nature, uses and dangers of the technique. Hypnotism has been practiced for many centuries, but it was in the mid-to-late nineteenth century that it became a particularly fashionable way to explore the human mind. Although understanding of the subject has evolved...
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by Joseph Conrad
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LibriVox recording of Heart of Darkness (version 2), by Joseph Conrad. Read by Bob Neufeld. Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Joseph Conrad. Before its 1903 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood's Magazine. It was classified by the Modern Library website editors as one of the "100 best novels" and part of the Western canon. The story centres on Charles Marlow, who narrates most of the book. He is an Englishman who takes a foreign assignment from a...
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by L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum. Read by Matthew Reece. This collection of fantasy stories was originally serialized in regional newspapers, prior to being published as a complete volume. The stories, as critics have noted, lack the high-fantasy aspect of the best of Baum's work, in Oz or out. With ironic or nonsensical morals attached to their ends, their tone is more satirical, glib, and tongue-in-cheek than is usual in children's stories; the serialization in...
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by J. S. Fletcher
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Librivox recording of Dead Men’s Money , by J. S. Fletcher. This classic mystery produces its first dead body during a clandestine midnight meeting. Already nothing is what it seems... (Summary by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Read by Librivox volunteers For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit...
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An occasional collection of 10 horror stories by various readers. We aim to unsettle you a little, to cut through the pink cushion of illusion that shields you from the horrible realities of life. Here are the walking dead, the fetid pools of slime, the howls in the night that you thought you had confined to your more unpleasant dreams. (Summary by Peter Yearsley) Readers include: Julie Bynum Maxim Lenyadin Glen Hallstrom Paul Siegel Zoe Earley Paul Sze Mark Nelson Sharontzu DrWombat For...
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by Edwin E. Slosson
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LibriVox recording of Easy Lessons in Einstein by Edwin E. Slosson. Published in 1920, Slosson’s Easy Lessons in Einstein is one of the first popularizations of Einstein’s theory of relativity. This book is meant to convey to the general reader the ideas of relativity in non-mathematical terms, by the use of thought experiements and pop-cultural references of the day. This edition also includes a short article by Einstein on Time, Space and Gravitation. (Summary by JoeD) For further...
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by Julian of Norwich
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Librivox recording of Revelations of Divine Love, by Julian of Norwich, translated by Grace Warrack. Read by David Barnes Julian of Norwich (c. November 8, 1342 – c. 1416) is considered to be one of the greatest English mystics. Little is known of her life aside from her writings. Even her name is uncertain, the name “Julian” coming from the Church of St Julian in Norwich, where she occupied a cell adjoining the church as an anchoress. At the age of thirty, suffering from a severe illness...
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by M.L. Nesbitt
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LibriVox recording of Grammar-Land, by M.L. Nesbitt. Read by Kara Shallenberg. In this charming 1877 book of grammar instruction for children, we are introduced to the nine parts of speech and learn about the rules that govern them in Grammar-Land. Judge Grammar is far mightier than any Fairy Queen, for he rules over real kings and queens down here in Matter-of-fact-land. Our kings and queens have all to obey Judge Grammar’s laws, or else they would talk what is called bad grammar; and then,...
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 017. A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
Topics: LibriVox, audio book, fiction, Horror/Ghost stories, Horror, Ghost
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by Joseph Jacobs
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Librivox recording of Celtic Fairy Tales selected and edited by Joseph Jacobs. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Celtic Fairy Tales is a collection of 25 folk and fairy stories collected from Ireland and Scotland. At what I imagine is the Frontispiece, or the dedication page, is the phrase: "SAY THIS /Three times, with your eyes shut_/ 'Mothuighim boladh an Éireannaigh bhinn bhreugaigh faoi m'fhóidín dúthaigh.' And you will see/What you will see" A loose translation of this Gaelic...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of Tik-Tok of Oz , by L. Frank Baum. Betsy Bobbin encounters many strange and exciting adventures and people in the land of Oz; a side-plot is Queen Ann of Oogaboo’s mission to take over Oz. (Summary by Ryan T.) Read by Librivox volunteers For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. M4B format available For more free audiobooks, or...
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by Amelia B. Edwards
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Librivox recording of A Thousand Miles up the Nile , by Amelia B. Edwards. Amelia B. Edwards wrote this historical, egyptological, and cultural study in in 1877, and it became an immediate best-seller, reprinted in 1888 at home in England and abroad. She travelled throughout Egypt at a time when most women didn't leave home. One of the pioneering Egyptologists of the age, she established the Edwards Chair of Egyptology, occupied first by the great Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie. This book...
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 034 Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are...
Topics: science fiction, short stories, maddren, cox, arthur, garson, ferlaine, teichner, silverberg,...
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by Agnes Ethel Conway and Sir Martin Conway
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Art for Young People, read by Kara Shallenberg. This is a charming book on Art History for children (and everyone else). Each chapter focuses on a great painting, reproduced in color in the original text. The authors explain the story behind the paintings, as well as the life, times, and techniques of the artists. You may find downloadable versions of all sixteen paintings at http://www.archive.org/details/Book_of_Art_Illustrations_lv , and you can easily do a...
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LibriVox recording of The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 , by Leander Stillwell. Read by Sue Anderson Leander Stillwell was an 18-year-old Illinois farm boy, living with his family in a log cabin, when the U.S. Civil War broke out. Stillwell felt a duty "to help save the Nation;" but, as with many other young men, his Patriotism was tinged with bravura: "the idea of staying at home and turning over senseless clods on the farm with the cannon...
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Topics: Civil War, army life, Soldier, Illinois, memories, non-fiction.
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Librivox’s Children's Short Works Collection 001: a collection of 10 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (44MB)
Topics: children, literature, fairy tales, legends, fiction, librivox
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